Librarian II – Teen Engagement, Chapel Hill Public Library, Chapel Hill, NC

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A/V production.  DIY crafts.  Homework help.  Cooking competitions.  Reading recommendations. Cartooning.  Personal finance.  College prep.  Health Information.   Videogame tournaments.  Book clubs.  LGBTQ issues.  Job prep.  Tech skills.
The youth of Chapel Hill have spoken!  Tweens and teens in our community want more responsive programs and services based on their needs and interests – in the library’s Teen Room, at our Parks and Rec facilities, and all around town.  We are looking for someone who can help us meet this demand and grow the Town’s slate of engaging, entertaining, and educational programs and services for youth.
Here’s what you’ll need to be:
–    Teen advocate, aficionado, and admirer
–    Innovative, out-of-the box thinking, 21st century librarian
–    Strategic collaborator, skilled communicator, and expert project
manager
–    Enthusiastic and energetic lover of our library and our community
–    Cool (so that kids respect you) and professional (so that parents trust
you).

SALARY:

$22.65 – $36.70 Hourly; $47,117.00 – $76,329.00 Annually

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Qualifications:
An equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job
Knowledge of:
•Library and Information Science
•Trends and practices in adolescent development and literature
•Relevant town and library policies and procedures
Ability to:
•Read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents
•Deal with a system of real numbers
•Practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurements
•Write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech
•Utilize a personal computer and various word processing and database software applications
•Utilizing such office equipment as a typewriter, calculator, copier, and facsimile machine
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, customers, and supervisors
•Communicate effective orally and in writing
•Model behavior that is consistent with our value of RESPECT
Education:
A Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or a related field.
Experience:
Minimum of three years of experience required in a related field.

DUTIES:

Essential Functions:
Within the Library, serves as a subject matter expert on Young Adult materials, teen programming, and outreach. Raise awareness of and position the Teen Room, Digital Media Lab, and library meeting rooms as community-owned spaces for teens and those that serve teens.
For the Town of Chapel Hill, serves as project manager for the ongoing Youth Initiative, an interdepartmental effort to engage directly and effectively with youth in our community, raise their awareness of the Town’s current youth programs and spaces, collaborate and innovate with partners to develop and deploy new services, and continually assess and evaluate initiatives.
•Develops robust, responsive, and relevant programming and services for teens – at the Library, at other Town facilities, and out in the community. Works with Library staff, Town departments, and community partners to deepen partnerships and collaborations.
•Provides excellent customer service in the Teen Room, throughout the Library, and across Town; effectively connects people to the resources and services that best meet their needs. Ensures that the Teen Room and Library are positioned as a welcoming and engaging place for teens.
•Maintains expert, professional knowledge of and skills with young adult materials, current and emerging technologies, best practices for programming, and trends in teen librarianship. Contributes to Library and Town strategic initiatives and special projects.
•Manages implementation phase of Youth Initiative Project. Continues to engage directly with youth, parents, educators, and youth-serving organizations to gather and analyze meaningful data, monitor and measure projects and programs, and make strategic decisions and plans.
•Effectively uses social media, print, and online tools and resources to publicize and promote teen services and programs for the Town. Continually and effectively communicates with youth, Town departments, and community partners. Advocates for needs and interests of Chapel Hill youth.
•All other duties as assigned.
Supervision Exercised:
This position supervises teen volunteers only.
Physical Demands:
The work requires intermittent standing or stooping. The employee uses equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.
Work Environment:
The work is typically performed in an office environment

APPLY BY:

Mon. 09/29/14 5:00 PM Eastern Time

TO APPLY:

Sound like you? Learn more here…<http://www.ci.chapel-hill.nc.us/index.aspx?page=218>

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Adult Services Librarian, Robeson County Public Library, Lumberton, NC

NOTE:

Robeson County Public Library has an immediate opening for the position of Adult Services Librarian. This position is responsible for providing digital literacy instruction for adults and developing programming of general interest to the public.

SALARY:

$37,250

QUALIFICATIONS:

MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution. Previous experience preferred.  A background check will be required.
Requirements:
• Ability to communicate effectively with the public and members of the staff both orally and in writing.
• Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude, cultural sensitivity, and to represent the library in a professional manner.
• Outgoing and approachable personality
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to address challenges with creativity and flexibility

DUTIES:

• Develops and executes digital literacy instruction for adults and job seekers
• Develops and implements a schedule of general interest programming for adults and families
• Supervises circulation staff and participates on staff development team
• Provides reader’s advisory and reference assistance
• Provides assistance with local history and genealogy research
• Provides coverage at public service desks. Evening and weekend work is expected.
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

APPLY BY:

Position is open until filled.

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to khuneycutt@robesoncountylibrary.org

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Contact Katie Huneycutt, Director at khuneycutt@robesoncountylibrary.org

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Youth Services Shelving Associate, Braswell Memorial Public Library, Rocky Mount, NC

NOTE:

Duration of work: Eighteen (18) hours per week, two (2) nights per week, and every other weekend

SALARY:

$11.00 per hour

QUALIFICATIONS:

Completion of an Associate’s degree, ability to take and pass a basic computer competency test, successful completion of a background check, ability to stand for extensive periods of time, and lift up to 25 lbs.

DUTIES:

Shelving children’s materials, working at public services desk, assisting patrons with locating and/or selecting age-appropriate materials or information resources, arranging book displays and exhibits, assisting with the implementation of Youth Services programs

APPLY BY:

Open until filled

TO APPLY:

Send resume, cover letter, and references to hr@braswell-library.org

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Library Night Supervisor, Pearsall Library, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC

NOTE:

North Carolina Wesleyan College seeks a reliable service-oriented individual to manage circulation operations at night Sunday through Thursday, provide basic reference and technology assistance to users, and to help maintain library periodical collections.  Supervises student employees to ensure smooth and efficient operation of public services.  Assists Circulation Supervisor in training, supervising, scheduling and evaluating part-time student employees.  Works at the Circulation Desk assisting patrons with circulation and reference questions.  In collaboration with Campus Security, helps maintain a safe and secure environment.  Also helps to maintain government documents during the academic year.  The Night Supervisor works about 20 hours per week Sunday through Thursday nights when school is in session, late August to early May.

SALARY:

Competitive hourly rate.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates for this position should have at least an associate degree or two years of college; an undergraduate degree is preferred.  Computer skills including familiarity with MS Office applications and the ability to troubleshoot computer and printer problems.  Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills to work effectively with college students, faculty, library student assistants, and other staff.  Ability to supervise others effectively.  Good organizational skills to help manage library periodicals.  Effective oral and written communication skills.  The ability to climb stairs and handle some light lifting.  Familiarity with library circulation functions and electronic resources desirable.

DUTIES:

• Maintain and supervise Circulation Desk activities at night and monitor behavior of library users, keeping noise and loud music in control.  Remain alert for behavior issues and for damage to facilities, furniture, and equipment.
• Supervise library student assistants working at night to assure that they provide appropriate service to library users.  Help to teach student assistants the skills they need to be effective library assistants.
• Check library materials in and out, including books, AV media, and reserve items.  Receive fines and make change for users.  Maintain patron information in the automation system.
• Interact with the student employees in a friendly, positive manner; give clear oral and written instructions; be patient and understanding; praise them for work well done; offer constructive criticism, and exercise discipline in a firm and effective manner.  Consult with the Circulation Supervisor about student performance problems, and work with her to find ways to solve them.  Refer to the Circulation Supervisor any serious disciplinary problems.
• With support from Campus Security, maintain a safe and secure environment for users and staff in the library and help assure library resources are secure.
• Communicate regularly with the Circulation Supervisor to keep up on library issues and on information pertinent to circulation operations so that the Night Supervisor is able to assist the Circulation Supervisor in management of circulation functions.  Make Circulation Supervisor and Director of the Library aware of issues that arise during late night hours.
• Be familiar with library services and resources and able to assist users with basic reference and technology questions.  Provide basic reference and technology assistance to library users.
• Help maintain library computers, printers, copiers, and microfilm reader-printers.
• Help manage the library’s collection of federal government documents, including routine documents processing, shelving, and claiming.   Maintains appropriate statistics on government documents and their use.
• Help maintain library usage statistics.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of the Library or the Circulation Supervisor.

AVAILABLE:

October 1, 2014.

APPLY BY:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

TO APPLY:

To apply, please send a letter of application, résumé, and list of references to:

Katherine R. Winslow
North Carolina Wesleyan College
3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC  27804
kwinslow@ncwc.edu
An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Kathy Winslow, Director of the Library
kwinslow@ncwc.edu
252-985-5134

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Senior Librarian (Adult Services Manager), Durham County Main Library, Durham, NC

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Durham is a colorful, creative and entrepreneurial community that continuously earns accolades as one of the best places in the world to visit, live and do business. With nationally acclaimed restaurants, shopping, historical sites, and myriad other things to do, Durham is the place where great things happen.

SALARY:

$ 43,560 – $ 78,408

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Demonstrated experience supervising professionals and support staff
• Professional working knowledge of trends and issues in contemporary reference services
• Knowledge of current and emerging technologies coupled with a strong working knowledge of both print and electronic resources
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
• Equally comfortable providing services via phone, online chat, email and in person while providing a high and consistent level of customer service
• Ability to speak Spanish, a plus

This position requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited library school and six months experience in professional library work.

Special Requirement: Must obtain certification of the NC Public Librarian Certification Commission.

DUTIES:

This person will lead the Adult Services unit – comprised of Reference and Reader’s Advisory – to provide services and programs that meet the needs of a dynamic urban customer base. The successful candidate should be comfortable working with diverse populations, participate in and contribute to the advancement of new library initiatives, and help leverage technology to meet the needs of 21st century library users. The manager will provide vision and leadership for the planning, delivery and ongoing assessment of reference and information services.

APPLY BY:

Friday, September 26, 2014

TO APPLY:

Please visit durhamcountylibrary.org/about/employment to view the full job announcement and to complete the required application for employment.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The mission of Durham County Library is to encourage Discovery, connect the Community and lead in Literacy. For additional information about Durham County Library, visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

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Librarian III – Eden Branch Manager, Rockingham County Public Library, Eden, NC

NOTE:

Performs supervisory and professional library work for the county’s library system.
Distinguishing Features of the Class:
An employee in this class performs complex work in directing all public service points in a public library.  Work involves supervising and administering daily operations of a branch which includes supervising, scheduling staff, developing and implementing programs. There is direct contact with library patrons and association with local Friends group.  Independent judgment is exercised in all aspects of work.  Work is under the general supervision of the Library Director and is evaluated through observation, regular reports, and annual performance appraisals.  A position in this classification exercises significant authority, discretion, judgment and independence in conducting work assignments and are exempt from the overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

SALARY:

$19.46 – $29.19 Hourly; $40,479.00 – $60,720.00 Annually

QUALIFICATIONS:

A Master of Library and Information Studies and at least 5 years of progressive managerial experience in a library.
Special Requirements
•North Carolina Driver’s License (Class C)
•Certification as a Professional Librarian by the North Carolina Public Library Certification Commission.

DUTIES:

•Assigns, directs, schedules and supervises staff and activities of a branch library.
•Oversees and participates in activities at all public service points in a branch library.
•Maintains current and vibrant collections by selecting, coordinating orders, evaluating and deselecting materials to ensure the public’s needs are anticipated and met.
•Develops library branch budget and works with Director to ensure it remains within the department line items.
•Monitors the library environment to enhance the user experience and implements library policies.
•Submits revenues on a weekly basis to the county finance office.
•Compiles data and prepares statistical reports.
•Works directly with the public.
•Reports to the Library Director
•Works with other Branch Managers to select material.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of library science.
•Considerable knowledge of library techniques, systems and working manuals.
•Considerable knowledge of the library’s filing system and various types of materials.
•Thorough knowledge of books and other materials available to the public.
•General knowledge of automated circulation and cataloging systems of the library’s computer system.
•Ability to organize and supervise the work of clerical library employees.
•Considerable knowledge of the community’s education and reading interests.
•Considerable knowledge of reference source materials.
Physical Requirements
Work in this class is light.  An employee in this class performs light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  An employee must be able to physically perform the basic life functions of stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, talking, hearing, and repeating motions.  An employee must possess visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, to operate a computer terminal, and to perform extensive reading.

TO APPLY:

Applications may be filed online at:   http://www.co.rockingham.nc.us

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Instruction & Outreach Librarian (Harnett Campus), Central Carolina Community College Library, Lillington, NC

NOTE:

Central Carolina Community College Library seeks an Instruction & Outreach Librarian for our Harnett Campus in Lillington, NC.  Regular work hours are 9:30am to 7:00pm Monday through Thursday and 8:30am to 3:30pm Friday. Hours may vary based on when library instruction is needed. This is a full-time, 9 month position with benefits at the Harnett campus in Lillington. Salary is paid over 12 months.

SALARY:

$3,200 to $4,400 plus benefits on 9 month contract

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Education:  Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
Minimum Qualifications:  Minimum of 2 years professional library work experience in an academic library setting. Teaching experience at the college level with traditional and non-traditional students incorporating active learning methods. Thorough knowledge of online research databases and print reference sources. Experience in collection development and evaluating information resources. Experience in library outreach. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Excellent customer service and organizational skills. Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills. Strong computer/technology skills. Current knowledge of library technologies, automated library systems, LibGuides, and Microsoft Office software. Familiarity with distance education library services. Physical ability to do moderate lifting and to push full book carts. Travel between sites/campuses is required on an as-needed basis.
Perferred Experience:  An understanding of and an appreciation for the concept of the “open door admission policy” and/or community college library experience. An understanding of principles and best practices in information literacy instruction. Strong commitment to help students learn and succeed. Familiarity with online course management systems (i.e. Blackboard). Ability to reach out to and collaborate with faculty. Ability to work well with individuals of diverse backgrounds. Flexibility to adapt to and respond to change in an ever-changing environment. Enthusiasm for library services. Dependability, creativity, and a strong work ethic.

DUTIES:

Provides library instruction for traditional and non-traditional students. Develops online research guides (LibGuides). Actively promotes the library to constituents via dynamic outreach activities. Provides public services which include reference services, computer assistance, and circulation services. Assists with collection development and other duties as assigned. Duties and responsibilities include:
– Teaches library instruction classes and orientations that incorporate active learning methods at the Harnett campuses. Works with faculty to integrate information literacy skills and library resources into the college curriculum. Works with librarians at the main campus on instructional design, teaching methods, and assessment of library instruction. Reports library instruction data for monthly statistical reports.
– Provides high-quality reference services to in-house library users and to distance learners. Assists students, faculty, staff, and other patrons with use of the library catalog, print resources, electronic databases, and the Internet through individual instruction and/or research consultations. Assists students with use of library equipment, computers, software, and other resources.
– Identifies outreach opportunities and establishes effective networks with library constituents. Promotes library resources and services to students, faculty, and staff. Builds relationships with Harnett instructors and keeps them informed of available library services and materials. Provides outreach at other campus sites. Works with the Public Services Librarian at the main campus to promote library events at the Harnett campus and other sites as needed.
– Assists with creating and maintaining online research guides (LibGuides) which support student and curricular needs.
– Performs circulation desk procedures including checking in and checking out materials, registering patrons and maintaining patron records, accepting payment for lost or damaged materials and/or cards, answering patrons’ questions concerning library policies, and creating student photo IDs.
– Assists in selecting and deselecting books and audiovisual materials for the Harnett library collections.
– Oversees the general library study environment.
– Assists with inventory of the library collections.
– Closes the library each evening.
– Performs other library duties as assigned by the Director of Library Services and/or the Harnett campus provost.

APPLY BY:

This position will remain open until filled, but preference will be given to candidates who apply by Oct. 3rd. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

TO APPLY:

The full job description may be viewed at https://cccc.peopleadmin.com/postings/1190. Apply online only.  Applications require resume, cover letter, and 3 professional letters of recommendation. A list of references may not be used in lieu of a letter of recommendation, but should be included as part of the resume.

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